Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD

General Tips-

  • Avoid distracting stimuli.
  • Surround your child with good role models.
  • Practice exercise breathing
  • Try to remain calm.
  • Make eye contact when speaking to your child.
  • Keep punishment brief. For young children, start fresh every day; for teenagers, keep             punishment time under a week.
  • Kitchen timers are excellent for dressing, time out (never make time outs long), going to bed, study breaks, and so on.
  • Praise your child frequently.
  • Use “I” statements: I feel, I would, and so forth.
  • Ask “feelings” questions: “how did you feel when…?”
  • Problems always belong to more than one person. Watch blaming.
  • Watch for teenagers’ reactions in hormonal fluctuations, depression, risks associated with driving, substance abuse, and so on.